New book on torchbearers of Indian classical music launched by Nita Ambani, Zakir Hussain

Nita Ambani and tabla maestro Ustad Zakir Hussain launched The Torchbearers, a book by Harsh Meswani, about Indian classical musicians, in Mumbai on Saturday, 18 February 2017.

FP Staff February 18, 2017 19:18:27 IST
New book on torchbearers of Indian classical music launched by Nita Ambani, Zakir Hussain

Nita Ambani and tabla maestro Ustad Zakir Hussain launched The Torchbearers, a book by Harsh Meswani, about Indian classical musicians, in Mumbai on Saturday, 18 February 2017.

New book on torchbearers of Indian classical music launched by Nita Ambani Zakir Hussain

All photos: Sachin Gokhale/Firstpost

The book, sub-titled 'Keeping the flame of Indian classical music alive', has profiles of several Gen Next musicians who are carrying forward the rich legacy and tradition of the art form alive.

New book on torchbearers of Indian classical music launched by Nita Ambani Zakir Hussain

The author, Harsh Meswani, is a musician himself. The composer has said that he was exposed to a range of music from his early days — not just classical music, but also rock and other genres.

New book on torchbearers of Indian classical music launched by Nita Ambani Zakir Hussain

Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma and superstar Amitabh Bachchan were among the special guests at the launch of The Torchbearers.

New book on torchbearers of Indian classical music launched by Nita Ambani Zakir Hussain

Sangita Jindal and Gauri Poohoomal were also seen at the launch.

New book on torchbearers of Indian classical music launched by Nita Ambani Zakir Hussain

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